Friday, June 12, 2009

Double Pumpin'

Hip Hip Hooray for the electric breast pump! It has been pretty much attached to me constantly after the birth of Joaquin. Many of you know that I really wanted to put Elijah back on breast milk because I had to ween him a lot earlier than I wanted when we found out I was pregnant with baby #2. However, I had forgotten just how much time it takes to feed a newborn (about 30 min to an hour with burping and changing). Now that I am also pumping milk for Elijah to drink out of his sippy cup that adds an additional 30 minutes an hour and a half later. This means I am either feeding Joaquin or pumping every hour and a half (except for the night time, when I just try and sleep through the discomfort and refuse to pump).

But, I had no idea how much Elijah would LOVE having breast milk! I wasn't really sure how he would react, but he acts like it is the best thing he has ever tasted. He actually starting throwing a full out fit and aggressively baby signing for "MORE" the other day when the sippy cup was done! It was hilarious!

I have also noticed that his cold/allergies cleared right up as soon as he went back on the breast milk. I know they say how much better breast milk it for the baby, but this was some seriously clear evidence! It was like day and night; one moment a runny nose and cough...the next he was totally dried up and skipping around he was so happy!

I have to say I am a bit worried that we are going to have a little cherub on our hands now, though, because the milk has sooooooooooo much fat in it! Joaquin could use a little plumping up, but Elijah sure doesn't need it. And, I am not sure if it is just me imagining things, but I swear his double chin is starting to be more and more prominent. I guess when it comes down to it, I would rather him be a super healthy cherub than a skinny little sickly thing.


  1. Rachel -
    So glad to see you here in blog world:) Your family is just precious. Your boys are absolutely adorable. Glad all is well, enjoy being a mommy of 2.
    Emily (Barnard)

  2. Ha ha! Clara is a little chub too! She drinks like a mad woman. she is already in the 90th percentile for weight, so sometimes i wish she would let up a bit. The double chin is cute now......... but later? 14 pounds at three months is a big girl! When her aand Elijah meet they can start a double chin club=)

  3. actually, Lori said it, but selecting who to comment as is too complicated for me!